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Getting into College

Getting to College
Each system of higher education has its own set of requirements. University of California (UC) A minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses, also known as a-g courses (certain courses under specific subject areas required by the UC and CSU systems) Must have a C or better in all a-g courses with minimum GPA of 3.0 Meet the examination requirement through ACT Plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test...Read more
Getting to College
The options for post-secondary pathways in California include: Four-year colleges or universities Two-year colleges Career Technical Education programs Four-year options, which offer bachelor’s degrees, include the California State University, University of California, and Private and Independent Colleges and Universities. California Community Colleges offer different educational opportunities to...Read more
Getting to College
College choice matters a great deal since the campus you choose will be where you spend your time for the next few years. Some factors to consider when choosing a campus: Location School environment School size Student population Majors offered Cost of tuition and other expenses Types of financial aid available Activities available on campus Not all students enter college knowing exactly what...Read more
Getting to College
Once you hit the official application submit button, take a deep breath and congratulate yourself. It is a huge relief to finish the application process. However, keep in mind the next steps will be equally important for a smooth transition to college. Things to work on while you wait for your admission: Apply for financial aid ( FAFSA / Dream Act application by March 2 nd ; Scholarships). Set up...Read more
Getting to College
Each application for a particular post-secondary education system has certain eligibility requirements ranging from minimum GPA, specific required courses, personal statement or essay, admission tests, and supplementary documents. To make sure you have all the necessary requirements, it is extremely important to research the specific application process prior to applying. We recommend making a...Read more
Getting to College
Although it is not a requirement for you to know exactly what career you want to pursue when entering college, it is important to think about different career options to determine which ones interest you the most. Certain careers may require or prefer specific majors, but generally, someone can major in something and have a different career that may not be directly translatable to the major...Read more